5 Sacred Asian Cities Every Spiritual Person Must Visit

For anyone wanting to be immersed in the stunning spiritual history of the East, visiting the most renowned Asian sacred cities and temples is a great place to start. Beautiful, inspiring structures made of stone or wood, these holy temples have drawn people from all walks of life seeking spiritual enlightenment and an experience unlike any other anywhere in the world. From the Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China and the Takstang Monastery in Bhutan, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring temples to visit, and most are open for tours throughout the year. If visiting the most sacred cities in Asia are on your bucket list, check out the questions and answers below to learn more.

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  1. What tours are available for Todaiji Temple when visiting Nara, Japan?
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    Todaiji Temple is located in the ancient capital of Japan, Nara. Currently, Viator.com is offering a tour of the sacred city, where you'll enjoy seeing Todaji Temple, which is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan, along with Kasuga Shrine and a stop at Nara Park, which is home to over 1,000 free-roaming deer, for a not-to-be-missed tour of a lifetime!

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  2. Where can I find luxury Thailand tours of Wat Rong Khun Temple when visiting Chiang Rai Province, Thailand??
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    Luxury tours are available through Exo Travel, and include an intimate look at Buddhist culture, a visit to some of Thailand's most revered temples, including Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, Wat Mahathat and Wat Rong Khun, and a cruise down the majestic rivers of Chao Praya, mekong and Mae Ping.

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  3. Can I get a private tour of Temple of Heaven when visiting Beijing, China?
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    Temple of Heaven is located in the beautiful city of Beijing, and Viator.com offers regular private tours of the city, visiting popular landmarks, such as Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City. Visitors will enjoy a flexible and tailored itenerary and have the full attention of their guide for the entire tour.

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  4. Where can I find the best Borobudur Temple tours when visiting Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia?
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    Viator.com offers regular tours through Borobudur, a massive 8th-century temple and the largest Buddhist structure in the world. Borobudur consists of six platforms holding over 2,500 relief panels and roughly 500 Buddha statues, making this one of the most stunning and decorated temples anywhere. Tours start as low as $50 per person, or slightly more for a private tour.

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  5. Where can i find the best Bagan, Myanmar temple tours?
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    Bagan is a city alive with a rich spiritual history, is home to several ancient temples. In fact the Bagan Archeological Zone has the densest concentration of Buddhist temples, ruins, stupa's and ruins around. Travel The Unknown offers several exciting tours through Myanmar, including through Bagan, so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of this sacred city while learning about the rich history.

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  6. What tours are available for visiting the Angkor Wat Ruins in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia?
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    Jacada Travel offers an exciting, tailor-made luxury travel tour where you'll see the ancient Angkor Wat temples, explorePhnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and enjoy tropical islands like none you've ever seen before.

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  7. How can I save money on trips to sacred cities in Asia?
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    When booking your tour at your trip to see the sacred cities, always look for package deals that include hotel and airfare. In some cases, temple tours may be included in your package deal, as well.

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  8. What deals are availabe on Taktsang Monastery tours when visiting Paro, Bhutan??
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    Taktsang Monastery in Bhutan is a stunning temple that is a must-see, and tours are available through bhutantourpackage.com, which allows you to see Tiger's Nest (Taktsang Monastery) in Paro with a guided hike and tour, along with an overnight stay in Paro.

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